Aller (bien?)

frenchy54

Member
Australia, English
Hey, I was talking to a French lady today and she told me that it isn't necessary to add "bien" to "ca va" or related expressions. example: Je sentais que rien n'allait (bien). She said with "bien" it was too heavy. Is this right?
 
  • Talant

    Senior Member
    Hi Frenchy,

    "Ça ne va pas" "rien n'allait"... do not require the "bien".

    If things are really bad, then it's better to say the sentence whitout the "bien" as it then means "it's not going at all"* instead of "it's not going good"

    Hope this helps

    * In fact, this sentence should be translated as "Ça ne va pas du tout"
     
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